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Health Informatics Ph.D. Minor

The purpose of the Ph.D. Minor in Health Informatics is to enable current IUPUI and IU doctoral students in other disciplines to learn and use Health Informatics approaches to solve problems that arise in their academic fields.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Ph.D. minor in Health Informatics you must be a currently enrolled doctoral student in good academic standing in any IU or IUPUI school. Students in other departments of the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI are also welcome to apply.

Application Procedure

Students who would like to apply to the Ph.D. minor in Health Informatics must submit via email to Elizabeth Cassell ( an application package (PDF) containing:

Accepted students will be notified promptly.

Plan of Study (12 cr.)

The Ph.D. Minor in Health Informatics is a 12-credit hour program comprised of four (4) courses, each of which is 3 credit hours.

If the program of research warrants it, additional Health Informatics courses at the 500 level or above, such as independent studies, may be substituted for core courses with the permission of a student’s faculty advisor and the Minor Program Coordinator.

Currently, most of the courses have online sections in addition to classroom sections; therefore, at the student’s discretion, the Ph.D. Minor coursework may be completed entirely online in a minimum of one and a half years. Please refer to the IUPUI Registrar website for the detailed schedule of the courses.

Grading Policy

A minimum of B (3.0) is required in each course that is to count toward the minor. If a minimum of B (3.0) is not earned in a course, that course must be retaken. A course may only be retaken once. Students who fail to achieve the minimum grade of B (3.0) the second time they take a course will not be able to earn the Ph.D. minor.

Qualifying Exam

The Ph.D. minor in Health Informatics does not require a Qualifying Exam.